Afghanistan: Afghanistan asked for help from the United Nations (UN) amid rising tensions because of drought in the war-stricken country. Afghanistan asked the UN to provide storage facilities for wheat.
According to an Afghan local news agency, the section of agriculture and livestock has called the UN to come and help the country regarding food and stated that in return, they will help Afghanistan boost its economy.
Moreover, Afghanistan’s economy fluctuated after the Taliban seized power in the country in August 2021. Since then, the country has been under a crisis as the residents are also suffering.
Deputy head of Afghanistan’s chamber of agriculture and livestock, Mirwais Hajizada, said that “the international organisations and community need to come and support Afghanistan under the current situation.”
According to the Taliban-led agriculture ministry, Musbahuhddin Mustaeen, the agriculture ministry of Afghanistan already sent the budget plan to the cabinet in which they demand 100,000 tons of wheat for emergency situations.”
However, many countries supported Afghanistan, but still, poverty, unemployment, and malnutrition rates are still at their peak in the country.
While highlighting the situation in Afghanistan, Qutbuddin Yaqubi said, ” Afghanistan need six to eight million metric tons of wheat every year. Luckily, nearly five million metric tons of wheat supply comes in Afghanistan through domestic sources, and the rest of the supply comes from foreign sources.”
Ongoing discrimination against more than half the population of the nation continues to affect the growth of Afghanistan as a country.
Two years back, in August 2021, the Taliban Government seized control of Afghanistan and enacted laws severely curtailing the fundamental rights of the people, especially those of women and girls.